Shown here for you FOLK-ART-MARQUETRY-WOODEN WARE, Collectors is a really neat Knife Holder. Quite a few hours of painstaking work must have gone into producing this piece of art. On nice pieces of wooden ware, I leave them as found. More nice pieces have been ruined by well meant attempts to "improve" them. I don't know if the design has any meaning, other than possibly, TEXAS? I mention that because it originally came out of a Texas estate and I was told it had been passed down through the family. The "LONE STAR" on this piece was also on a couple of other pieces of wooden ware from this same estate. This holder stands 16-3/4 inches high and 5 inches at the widest point, where it tapers down to 3 inches wide. At the base the body is 2-5/8 Inches deep. There are a few dings from use, as the pictures show, but---if we could look that good after 150 years or so, I believe we would not mind a few bumps and bruises.
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